Waiting turned out to be a bad move. He only got to run two laps before Service Central Honda driver Graham Rahal crashed, bringing out the red flag, closing the course and cutting the session short. At that point, Hunter-Reay was only 7th fastest and did not advance to the second round of qualifying. That means he will start near the rear of the field. It will make his job of gaining on Power in the points race Sunday that much tougher, as Power has advanced to the second segment.